Cross-curricular focus: Literature and Social Studies
This is the fascinating true story of six boys who set out from Tonga on a stolen boat, in search of adventure. Reality hits them when a storm at sea destroys much of their boat. The boys face hunger, thirst and endless sun for several days before seeing land in the distance. They arrive on an island and start the difficult tasks of finding food and building shelter. The boys were there for 16 long months, facing life-threatening difficulties. How did they manage to survive against all odds?